One of the leading waterparks of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to add a multimedia experience that will awaken guests’ senses. This being a waterpark, it will also get them wet!

Delivered by the Austrian company Attraktion, Cinesplash 5D at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi will be the first of its kind in the region, featuring a bespoke 3D film, The Legend of the Lost Pearl. Audience members will follow Dana and a cast of characters through a tale inspired by the UAE’s pearl diving past. Her fun and courageous quest through the sands of Abu Dhabi will see her recover her humble village’s rightful beacon of prosperity, the Mother Pearl.

Added effects inside the theatre will include spraying water, water explosions, rain, waterfalls, neck blasts, water guns and fountains. Lighted bubbles in the walls and ceiling will be accompanied on the floor by fog, leg ticklers, wind effects and 3-DOF (degrees of freedom) motion. To ensure guests are fully submerged in the adventure, up to 50 cm of water will flood the theatre, as seat vibrations take the experience to new heights! Cinesplash 5D will open in June.

“This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting new additions to our line-up of experiences,” says waterpark general manager, Bianca Sammut. “Providing visitors with fun aquatic adventures with local personality is at the heart of what we do here at Yas Waterworld.”

Located in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island leisure district, Yas Waterword was recently announced as the ‘Middle East’s  Leading Waterpark’ for 2018 at the World Travel Awards gala in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. At the same event, held on April 19, neighbouring attraction Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was also declared the ‘Middle East’s Leading Theme Park’ for the second year running.